SCOTUS Holds Dollar General v. Mississippi Choctaw

Here is today’s order list.

The Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians cert petition was scheduled for the Court’s Conference last Friday. The Court took no action on the petition. That could mean many things or nothing. It could mean the Court is taking one last look before granting the petition. It could mean the Court is looking at denying the petition but one or more Justices has asked the rest of the Court to wait, or for time to write a dissent on the denial of the cert petition. The fact that the United States has recommended a denial strongly weighs against a grant, but the fact that the Court did not immediately denies cert somewhat mitigates the government’s position. We’ll see in next week or the coming weeks.

The cert stage briefs can be accessed here.